ACWA's Huell Howser Best in Blue Award honors outstanding public water agency efforts in communicating with customers, legislators, media, the public and others. The award focuses on innovation and transparency, and takes budget into consideration.
A variety of communications programs are eligible, including short- and long-term public outreach programs, crisis communications programs, employee relations programs, self-promotion campaigns, customer education programs, legislative outreach programs and agency anniversary campaigns. School education programs are not eligible for this award.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 1. The award is presented annually at ACWA’s Fall Conference & Exhibition. Guidelines and an official entry form are available here. 
2016: Joshua Basin Water District 
2015: Dublin San Ramon Services District 
2014: Cucamonga Valley Water District 
2013: City of San Diego 
2012: City of Sacramento